Briwax / Howard restor-a-finish to "refinish" oak cabinets?
Hi! I'm new on this forum. I have some 80s medium "orangey" oak kitchen cabinets, bath vanities and rails, fireplace mantle etc. throughout the whole house that I'd like to "refinish". But no, I don't have the money and time to actually replace/ paint/ restain them. So I found out these 2 products- briwax and howard restor-a-finish.
I guess these two products can help "renew" my cabinets etc. and make them shine, hide the watermark/ imperfections and possible tone down the "orangey"/ darken the cabinets a little bit ?
But after a bit of research, I still can't decide which one is better, or which color. I'm thinking of a darker color like Dark Brown (or Walnut) or Ebony but I'm worried it will just exerggerate the wood grain but not darken the cabinets. Do you have any suggestions or any experience on using these 2 products? Also, any suggestions on how to prep the cabinets?
Thanks in advance for your help!